We should all welcome the announcement of the People's Assembly Against Austerity on June 22 2013 and salute all those early signatories to this (M Star February 7).
Signatories included trade union leaders, politicians, activists, campaigners and others.
Of concern however were the numbers of trade unions and nominally progressive politicians missing from the list.
I'm sure they all support the idea of a People's Assembly Against Austerity but it's vital we see that support up front.
So come on GMB, POA, Ucatt, Unison, plus all those politicians who align themselves with the struggle for a credible, alternative future for working people, instead of the cruel deception that goes under the name "responsible capitalism."
People everywhere are in need of a real alternative to austerity.
They are desperate for a lead.
The People's Charter For Change and the People's Assembly Against Austerity represent the alternative and the growing opposition to cuts.
Coalition of Resistance president Tony Benn famously said on his retirement as an MP that he could now spend more time on politics. Politics is about priorities.
The trade union and labour movement must ensure that its clear priority is to represent our class in the struggle for a future fit for working people - a socialist future.
Let's make June 22 2013 a political milestone for our class.